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Yeng Keng Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$73*
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Adelaide
Reviewed 1 August 2010

Excellent service from front desk to the bar staff. Staffs very friendly and helpful especially during dinner and breakfast. We stayed at Mansion room. Even though our room is next to the reception counter, we did not hear any noise at all! The room is a bit small compared to a normal hotel room (its used to be old hotel,...

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Quincy, Ca
Reviewed 29 July 2010

Can't add much to what the previous reviewer said, but we actually extended our stay in Penang just to be able to have another day at the Yeng Keng. The staff is sincere and flawlessly gracious. Martin seemed to adopt us and brought local specialty food in for us from his home neighborhood. There is an historical richness that they...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 28 July 2010

Have just come back from a fantastic stay at the Yeng Keng Hotel. It is an old building that has been renovated to a very high standard yet still retains all the old historic charm and character. Rooms, although on the small size, are very cozy and beautifully furnished. The pool is actually larger than it looks on the website...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yeng Keng Hotel is a 20-room restored heritage boutique hotel located in one of the oldest surviving and intact 19th-century buildings at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town, Penang. Like many of the other buildings in the neighbourhood, it was originally built in the mid 1800's as a private residence. The Anglo Indian bungalow belonged initially to Shaik Eusoffe bin Shaik Latiff an Indian Muslim family and remains unique in Chulia Street for not being relegated to the rear of a row of shop-houses blocking its facade. In 1897 trustees of the Cantonese Club 'Ying Han Pit Shu' bought the building on behalf of the association, later donating it to the trustees of the Straits Chinese Building Association in 1939. The building was later leased to Yeng Keng Hotel. The conversion from a residence into a budget hotel was the prevailing trend along the street at the beginning of the 20th century. Small places of lodgings that were conveniently reached from the harbour were in great demand as the traffic in the port grew. An impressive traditional Chinese entrance gate was constructed announcing entry to the 'Lodging House,' adding grandeur to the commercial establishment and to distinguish it from the rest of the buildings on the street. Conservation and upgrading by the present owner, Hoo Kim Properties Sdn Bhd, was undertaken in March 2009 with the renewed Yeng Keng Hotel completed in April 2010. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yeng Keng Hotel

Address: 362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: RM301 - RM444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Yeng Keng Hotel Penang/George Town
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Family Hotel in George Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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“Views are not necessary, but you can get rooms overlooking their pool”
TellurianCanberra, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter off the Main Street.”
925gerryl, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the street side, although hotel is set back from the road and does not get the blast of traffic.”
patwee, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This hotel is of a colonial style of architecture some people might consider the rooms on the small size view room if possible”
DCB1952, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Garden Suite is well sized.”
charlieb2016, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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